Interprofessional Center

for Counseling & Legal Services

Searching for Home, a powerful story of our Interprofessional Center client


Wounded, frightened and in pain, Harriet Oyera arrived in Minneapolis on a tourist visa, alone.

A widowed mother of three, she had left her family and her home in Uganda terrified for her life. At the hands of the Lord’s Resistance Army – a group that abducts children and forces them to become child soldiers and sex slaves – Oyera was tortured, and her husband was murdered. Suffering as a result of decades of conflict, she knew that if she wanted to live, she had to flee.

Read Harriet's powerful story here: Searching for Home

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